Brighton residents protest against public sector cuts

By Roz Scott Brighton residents marched on a bitter January day to express their outrage about cuts to local government services. They are angry that Brighton and Hove City Council has been told to make £68 million of cuts across the city. One of the protesters, Pat Childerhouse,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2016 at 1:38 pm

Five jailed after drugs gang kidnapping in Brighton street

Five men have been jailed after three of them kidnapped a 19-year-old in a Brighton street in broad daylight. Saimir Nezaj, 24, and Ilir Hasa, also 24, of Denmark Villas, Hove, were convicted of conspiring to kidnap 19-year-old Tony Kurt at Lewes Crown Court. They snatched the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2016 at 1:51 pm

Other roads have become busier since changes to Lewes Road, says monitoring report

Surrounding roads have become busier since the Lewes Road bus and cycle lane scheme, according to an official monitoring report. The Brighton and Hove City Council report plays down the impact on traffic in Ditchling Road, Brighton, and Falmer Road, Woodingdean. But increased...
Posted On 30 Jan 2016 at 2:19 am

Could missing Peacehaven boy be in Brighton?

Police believe that a missing boy from Peacehaven may have made his way to Brighton today (Friday 29 January). Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old East Sussex boy who has gone missing from Eastbourne. “Charlie Crookes, who lives in...
Posted On 29 Jan 2016 at 7:18 pm

Hove MP makes case for small businesses in Commons tax debate

Hove MP Peter Kyle spoke up for small businesses and the self-employed in a House of Commons debate about tax changes this week. Mr Kyle, the Labour MP for Hove, won praise from political friends and foes for his contribution to the debate which took place in Westminster Hall on...
Posted On 29 Jan 2016 at 6:02 pm

Man taken to hospital with head injuries after unprovoked attack in Brighton

A man was taken to hospital with head and facial injuries after an unprovoked attack at Duke’s Mound in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “At around 3.30am on Saturday (23 January), a man reported being struck numerous times over the head by an unknown object. “A...
Posted On 28 Jan 2016 at 9:43 pm

Pedestrian hurt in another hit and run in Brighton

A pedestrian has been hurt in another hit and run in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “Witnesses are sought to a hit and run following which a pedestrian sustained a foot injury in Brighton. “A car is reported to have run over the foot of the man, believed to be in his...
Posted On 28 Jan 2016 at 9:33 pm

Anti-cuts protesters to march on Brighton Town Hall this Saturday

Scores of people are expected to march through Brighton on Saturday in protest at “unprecedented” cuts to council services. Brighton and Hove City Council is considering reducing or closing services in every department in a bid to balance the books after its...
Posted On 28 Jan 2016 at 3:36 pm

Have you say on new powers to crack down on antisocial traveller camps

Additional powers to deal with specific antisocial behaviour in parks and open spaces could be introduced in Brighton and Hove. The city council is consulting on a proposal to bring in Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) in 12 parks where there is substantial evidence of...
Posted On 28 Jan 2016 at 3:25 pm

Planners tell Astoria cinema developer: ‘Come back with something better’

Grand plans to demolish Brighton’s art deco Astoria cinema and replace it with managed housing for young professionals have been turned down because the flats were too dim and noisy. Student housing developers Threesixty wants to build a six-storey block of flats which will...
Posted On 28 Jan 2016 at 11:51 am